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Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Trezise and Roughsey search for Hells Gate, 1985, oil on board, Private Collection Cairns
Searching for Hells Gate: Percy Trezise, Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey and Ray Crooke
29 August - 9 November 2014

In July of 1969 Percy Trezise, Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Frank Woolsten and Ray Crooke undertook a search of the Kennedy Creek Region of Cape York. Their aim was to locate a pass in the Great Dividing Range named after the exhortations of a priest as the 'Gates of Hell' during the 1873 Palmer River gold rush. Searching for Hells Gate explores the rediscovery of the passage and examines the stories relating to the history of the region through the paintings of Ray Crooke, Percy Trezise and Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey.
OPENING EVENT: Friday 29 August 2014, 6:45pm, with Peter Denham, Director, Museum of Brisbane.

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Stephen Bowers, Blu roo - a little bird told me, 2011. Wheel thrown earthenware by Mark Heidenrich underglaze colour, clear earthenware glaze.
Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura Jam Factory Icon 2013
17 October - 30 November 2014

Beyond Bravura features an extensive selection of works by Stephen Bowers, one of Australia's leading contemporary ceramic artists. Bowers has been working with ceramics since the late 1970s, and for much of his career he has been making objects that are rich in whimsical figurative ornamentation.
OPENING EVENT: Artist Q&A with Stephen Bowers and Craig Hoy Thursday 30 October 2014, 6:00pm.

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Lone White, Seeding, 2011. Private Collection.
Cairns Potters Club: Melting Pot 2014
17 October - 16 November 2014

Melting pot 2014 is the eleventh biennial National Ceramic Exhibition presented by the Cairns Potters Club, which is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year. The National Ceramic Exhibitions showcase current directions in ceramics in Australia and embrace a diversity of approaches to the medium.
OPENING EVENT: Friday 17 October 2014, 6:00pm.

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Rose Rigley, Where are you I (detail), 2014
Letters to my father: Rose Rigley
10 October - 16 November 2014

Letters to my father focuses on the fragility of memory, human mortality and the mundane moments that form the composite of our lives. Utilising personal symbolism, Rigley finds the quiet markers of life and investigates the memorials we create to those that we have lost in death. Through sculpture and mixed media, the artist explores the ways in which people store and access their core memories and how these subtle nuances of memory operate unseen, beneath the surface, to shape the individual.
OPENING EVENT: Saturday 11 October 2014, 2:00pm, with Sheryl Sandy, Chief Executive Officer of Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) in Brisbane.

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